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  1. #1
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    Default Flower Identification Questions

    What type of light blue flower is this sharing a patch of ground with Henbit?
    Is it a useful source of pollen/nectar?
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Flower Identification Questions

    Nevermind.

    I found a website that claims it is Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica)

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Flower Identification Questions

    Looks like invasive creeping charlie. An early bloomer, the girls here love it, are usually all over it.

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    Default Re: Flower Identification Questions

    Not sure of the identification, after looking up the Persian Speedwell and Creeping Charlie I would lean towards the Persian Speedwell. We have the stuff everywhere. It's pretty much what keeps our property greenish during the winter. It's a very early bloomer like already stated. I noticed ours blooming in early January this year and the bees are working it any chance they get to fly.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Flower Identification Questions

    Is this the flower? It was all over DC last spring during the cherry blossom bloom. Tiny little thing. I had to use all my close-up filters and then crop the image down to get this.

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  6. #6
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    Default Re: Flower Identification Questions

    Here is a grainy portion of the cropped image. looks like the same type flower.
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  7. #7
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    Default Re: Flower Identification Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by VARyan View Post
    Not sure of the identification, after looking up the Persian Speedwell and Creeping Charlie I would lean towards the Persian Speedwell. We have the stuff everywhere. It's pretty much what keeps our property greenish during the winter. It's a very early bloomer like already stated. I noticed ours blooming in early January this year and the bees are working it any chance they get to fly.

    Your right, after relooking I agree persian speedwell. Although creeping charlie is everywhere in Louisville, especially in the old parts of the city. In early spring some yards are blanketed in a sea of beaitful indigo flowers.

    It seems to grow in the less sunny areas where grass has problems growing and cannot crowd out. It use to be a popular ground cover, in early spring some yards are coated in a beautiful blanket of indigo flowers. But then thru spring in summer it aggressive spreader. I have some blooming in my cold frame, the yard weeds havn't started but should in a few weeks.

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